Thursday, August 28, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-FALL DÉCOR EDITION

Fall Home Tour {Virtual} and a GIVEAWAY

OUR SOUTHERN HOME

Have you started thinking about Fall décor (or maybe you’ve already started decorating for Fall).  I’ve been collecting ideas, and my faves today are some of those ideas.  I love the breadbox filled with Fallness on this table on the porch.  OK, that is one giant piece of driftwood!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FALL TABLESCAPE REVIEW

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2012

Today, I am looking back at some of my past Fall tablescapes.  This Fall picnic was posted in 2012.  At that time, the name of this blog was Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie (and obviously, I wanted everyone to know it, since my watermark on this photo is huge!).  One day, I realized that I wasn’t sharing much about hunting for bargains, so I changed the name of the blog.  (Sometimes I’m a little impulsive.)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A FALL MANTEL IN COTTON COUNTRY

Fall Mantel

In my neck o’ the woods, Fall means cotton blooms and then cotton bolls growing in the fields; cotton harvesting and cotton ginning.  So, my first Fall mantel this year is all about cotton.

Friday, August 22, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-A CALIFORNIA ESTATE EDITION

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Unfortunately, this estate in California has already sold.  Otherwise, you know I’d be there to buy it at $6,500,000.00!  I’m such a silly dreamer. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BACK 2 SCHOOL TABLE

Back 2 School Table

This is the table for my annual back-to-school dinner for the grands.  In my previous post, I shared the fireplace mantel décor for this event.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BACK 2 SCHOOL

Back to School Mantel

A couple of weeks ago, I shared last year’s back-to-school mantel.  Today, I’m sharing this year’s mantel.  Right now, I have bronchitis, and it is wearing me out, so the décor didn’t get as involved this year.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-HISTORIC HOME EDITION

AT HOME IN ARAKNSAS

This home, in the historic Quapaw Quarter of Little Rock, Arkansas, was built in 1922.  I love that the current owner, Cassie Toro, has refurbished it while keeping as much of the original beauty as possible.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

BABY SHOWER CENTERPIECES

Baby Shower Table 1-
In my previous post, I shared the vintage decorations I used for a baby shower in our home.  Today, I’m sharing the tables for that shower.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

BABY SHOWER DECOR

BABY SHOWER
My daughter-in-law is scheduled to deliver a baby the end of this month.  Her friend, who lives out of town, wanted to have a baby shower, but didn’t want to ask people to travel to the shower, so she asked if she could have it at my house.  The little penafore dress, hanging on the fireplace screen, was mine.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-A KITCHEN EDITION


HOUZZ

Sometimes, I get stuck on Houzz, just browsing the kitchens.  I'm not going to remodel my kitchen, so I'm not sure what it is that keeps me so interested in them. These first two photos are the same kitchen.  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

RETURN TO SCHOOL TABLE

I haven't hosted my grands for their back-to-school dinner this year, because we have a couple of more weeks before school starts.  Since some schools have already started, I'm posting last year's tablescape for my grands return to school celebration. 
 
Our coffee table in the family room is a “high/low” table.  It raises from coffee table height to dining height and anything in between.  Our grandchildren usually eat at this table.  I’ve had to keep adjusting the height a little higher as they have gotten older.  Coffee table height makes it so much easier to photograph the table, but  I’ll have to raise it before the grandchildren get here.
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